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CSPAN
Jan 16, 2013 5:00pm EST
been studying how the radiation from fukushima has affected the environment. maybe you can give a summary what you have so far. >> yes, thank you, john. i would like to thank the organizers for being here. first visited fukushima in july of 2011 shortly after the disaster. and we spent about six weeks there since that time monitoring the movement of the contaminants and looking at the effect on the biological community. everything we have learned is new. it there's never been an event quite like this. there was twenty six years and we worked on that but the fukushima event and luckily was smaller, at least on the terrestrial side. we're thankful that are if that. the sorts things we've been looking at how are the insects, birds, microbes effected. are there measurable containment. and, you know, the first sets of results for preliminary published. we had a couple of paper published related to biodiversity as well as the major insect groups. the most striking thing to come from it is the level of variation among different groups. birds and butterflies, for instance, showed very s
CSPAN
Jan 18, 2013 12:00pm EST
and less risky environments. and how to reward those local governments and governments that actually take large responsibilities for mitigating risk, with their business and investment. >> thank you. we have time for just one more question, although i've got probably three hours of questions in front of me. this next one combines three, four cards, questions from the audience, and comes under the title of damned if you do and damned if you don't. and this is about -- one part was what happened to poor people who can't afford to own land? and craig, you dealt with this, and margareta also. also, some of these vulnerable areas are also economics where factories and infrastructure, corporations are in these areas. and that's part of what drives people to be there. so there's also and industrial and economic aspect to this. in part of the challenge about helping or not helping is an ethical question, as well as a legal question. so i would like each of you to just address that briefly if you could. >> here's how i would frame it. i've been into me places where i call them the proverbial one c
CSPAN
Jan 15, 2013 8:00pm EST
whole and total package. for years i have said, to have a growing economy and a just social environment, we needed to make as americans, critical investments. you hit three of those critical investments. you talked about research. absolutely critical investment in the future growth of the economy, and to solve today and tomorrow's problems. that's research, most of which, interestingly, is funded directly by the federal government, by the national institutes of health, darpa or one of the other federal agencies or indirectly through the research tax credit that we provide for businesses to engage in research. so research being one of the investments that lead to economic growth. you mentioned the second one, very interesting, and that's education. well-educated work force will be competitive across the world. that is the most critical investment. again, a role for the federal government, certainly a role for states and local governments, but a role for the american society that cannot be ignored. research education. and you drew it very, very correctly, and that is the manufacturing tha
FOX Business
Jan 18, 2013 1:00pm EST
't help them along. they have been squeezed because of a tough environment. there is a big move into tablets and smartphones and all the competition weighs on intel, this type of company. talk about analyst calls. credit suisse cut the target. piper jaffray raised their target just to name a few. but they do have outperforms and neutrals. outperform came from credit suisse. back to you. melissa: nicole, thanks so much. ashley: washington, d.c. prepping for inauguration weekend. if you want a ultimate experience and don't we all, it will cost you a king's ransom. details are ahead. melissa: playing chicken with the energy industry literally. a new fight to shut down oil and wind production to save the prairie chicken. it is a chicken fight. ♪ . melissa: so is the prairie chicken versus the wind farm. the environmental battle heating up as the fish and wildlife service contemplates adding the bird to endangered species list. if that means shutting down vital wind farms and oil and gas facilities is it worth it. i understand the main problem is that these prairie chickens are afr
CSPAN
Jan 19, 2013 10:00pm EST
a political movement. you moved toward the freer environment of the city. you moved from the south to the north. that is what most people did. in the process of doing that some of them became politicized. >> host: because they expected things to be markedly different in the north. they didn't think racism existed in the north. >> guest: in the north they are not going to be murdered for taking a stand. and so in a relatively freer environment they are able to create the conditions for the modern movement. >> host: talk about some of the people of the movement. there is sncc and the clc and the others. who were the people who most move things? was a king? king? was it malcolm x? was at the death of medgar evers? was a stokely carmichael or john lewis? >> guest: all of them have different roles. one of the ways in which i try to explain to students that parks made martin luther king possible. if she hadn't done what she did by refusing to give seat on that montgomery bus martin luther king would have simply been an articulate well meaning baptist minister. is because of rosa parks th
CNN
Jan 14, 2013 2:00am PST
in the ecosystem. >> basically it's come to this. the environment where these pythons now live is not used to them. these creatures have evolved from places like the rainforest in southeast asia or the african savannah, and the habitat or the grassland habitat that you find in the everglades just simply is not equipped to deal with these very new and very invasive species. basically these pythons are invaders, and they are eating everything they come in contact with. >> you say these very new, are these pythons that were people's pets? >> likely that's how all of this originated. pot past 30 years people have been importing these snakes. a lot less lately. but during the 1970s and 1980s thousands and thousands of these snakes were brought in from asia and africa, and more often than not they either escaped because of hurricanes or people released them into environments where they shouldn't have, and these animals took over. they started out as pets, and then through negligence were released and, unfortunately, this ecosystem just really is not prepared to take on what these snakes do to the enviro
FOX News
Jan 16, 2013 2:00am PST
schools didn't want to bring this type of security to their classrooms environment might be benefited by federal financing. they are talking 50 million even more that could be tossed into legislation to actually federally fund protecting kids with armed guards in schools. >> carl cameron, thank you. the time right now 26 after the hour. coming up a landowner takes his case all of the way to the supreme court after the government forces him to sabotage his own property as protective wetlands and then makes him foot the bill. >> image going in for surgery and coming out with the wrong knee replaced. it happens a lot more than you might think. doctors are turning to pilots to help. we will explain. >> it is 30 minutes after the hour. >> it is if i am for the top 5@5:30. >> hagel flip flopping ahead of his confirm may go hearing. he was gensz un l against unilal sanctions in iran. chuck schumer says hagel now believes we must do whatever it takes to stop iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. in the past hagel refused to call hezbollah as a terrorist group but now does. hagel now regrets s
CSPAN
Jan 17, 2013 5:00pm EST
around policy uncertainty. there are many who believe that the uncertain environment that is prevalent in the nation's capital is adding to some of those concerns. we certainly hear from some of -- small-business customers and others who do not know what their tax rates are going to be or what areas the government may cut back on spending. it is a difficult position for people to wait in. even if they are seen profitability and growth in their business, they are trying to get by with what they haven't been rather than commit to -- with what a house rather than commit to new investments. >> you know how much of a world of participation rate is going to play in unemployment going forward? we have seen a sort of stabilization. will it hit the bottom? and have all of the we're factors played out and now it is just demographics? >> one dindane -- one thing that surprised everybody and one of the reasons we have had a lot of progress on the unemployment rate is past years we have not seen a lot of people re-enter the labour force. participation rates have been pretty much trending down. ther
LINKTV
Jan 17, 2013 8:00am PST
record on the environment. the year, india and japan have grounded the dreamliner jets over safety concerns following a series of incidents. federal aviation ordered all of them taken out of service wednesday. european officials followed suit today. the 787 is the newest of a boeing and the company reportedly is depending heavily on its success. it's suffered from several issues including a fire on a plan bought -- park in boston an emergency landing in japan that had burn marks around the main battery. today marks the 100th birthday of the legendary media activist everett parker. active for more than six decades, parker is best known for spearheading the challenge to mississippi television station wlbt in the 1960's, which ultimately had its license revoked for attempting to squelch the voices of the civil- rights movement of the time. in a 2008 interview with "democracy now!" everett parker discussed his efforts to monitor racist television networks as founder of the office of communication of the united church of christ. >> i went down and i really looked at stations from new or
CSPAN
Jan 14, 2013 5:00pm EST
? that is a very rich interest level, in our current interest- rate environment. you have to wonder if the bank is not just holding on to your loan to maintain a high level of interest? but i wonder if this may be worth your while to try to go to another bank and not refinance with the same company. it has become a much more difficult circumstance to get a mortgage because the banks are still recovering from all of the bad loans that they made during the real-estate mania. >> one other issue that was brought up was the issue of debt-income ratio, and this is something richard spoke about and what he would do with the qualified loans. american hero joe says, what did he mean by 20% of the grossly month in come? explain this issue for us? >> this goes to the heart of the ability to repay the loan issue, that described a little bit ago. we don't want people taking on loans they cannot afford to repay, that leads us to problems. what they have decided is that 43% is the outside level, if your mortgage debt, plus or other debt, with car loans or consumer debt or credit cards, -- if your other obliga
CSPAN
Jan 16, 2013 1:00am EST
into the international environment, which makes it more complex, but let me use that as a segue. we know and hear about economic impact repeatedly, but who speaks for the environment, and how can we keep that the boys drowned out as a difference for -- voice from being drowned out as a result of a difference of relationships? how do we close the cycle of latency and try to understand where we need information? >> let me start with a comment you made, which i found to be fascinating, that there is between a $11 and $30 for every dollar spent. an ounce of prevention is worth every cure. that is a 16 fold ratio. we know that. our policy has to put that in place. we need a baseline. of course we do. the only thing forcing the baseline is smart companies, and they may as well get a baseline, because they will show we started which dirty water, but there are no resources to get the baseline. we know we need to drill the northeast over the next couple days. -- decades. we need that baseline. we need it desperately, and we needed for human health as well. lots of different communities have different kinds of d
CSPAN
Jan 17, 2013 8:00pm EST
balanced growth, growth that is more compatible with the sustainability of our environment and the fight against climate change. what does the need for us? i remind you that, in 2013, the imf is stronger, better equipped financially. it has certainly refined some of its tools. we'll continue to strengthen our surveillance, especially on spillover effects and on the financial sector. we will continue to strengthen our support for the entire spectrum of members through lending, capacity building, training and technical assistance. in other words, we're not only serving the needs of a selected group of companies -- a group of countries, but the entire membership. when you look at the world and see where our teams are, where there is building and technical assistance in programs, we are all over the map. and we will continue to push ahead with the important and not complete reform of " and governance. we are in three stages, two are completed. we are certainly short of a few members, one of which is obviously a key member. that is all everyone into open bar conference with. i will welcome yo
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 12:00pm PST
was talking about green jobs. we thought maybe the environment was going to maybe not make the list at all. >> i go back what the president said in his first inaugural address he talked about the time of putting off unpleasant decision that time has surely passed. the most unpleasant decision is the country is going broke and we need to save our children and we need to save the next generation it is becoming, the demographic changes of america is what is driving it even more than spending decisions are and the task of whoever is president in this era to deal with the underlying demographic issues we face and entitlements. we don't do that we will continue to have a low-growth economy with high unemployment. got to get our fiscal house in order. to me that is the biggest of all. >> havens, do you think, given the president any genuine sign they are willing to work with him? >> well, the decision to postpone a fight over the debt limit, that, of itself, was. they saved themselves from themselves, which i believe. but also a recognition the president has the upper hand on some things, can't f
NBC
Jan 13, 2013 8:00am PST
a proper environment in which to do their jobs and that will include making sure that don't ask, don't tell and elimination of don't ask, don't tell is fully implemented. >> with regard to the military budget, he has called the military a bloated organization. chairman of the joint chiefs, martin dempsey, said this week that we are on the brink of creating a hollow force. would a secretary of defense hagel pro-provide over the hollowing out of the defense department? >> the biggest concern with respect to who will league out is this sequester that's hanging like a sword over the department. that's what they had tried -- have to not let that happen but with respect to going in and finding things within the department of defense that perhaps you don't need or you can eliminate, if that's what you mean by bloat, i hope he does find bloat and gets rid of it. >> agree with his characterization that it's bloated? >> bloated doesn't necessarily mean the whole department is bloated. bloated mean there is are probably things in the department that you can take a hard look at and determine whether or
MSNBC
Jan 17, 2013 2:00pm PST
't ignore the interplay between biology and environment. >> what about the fact that we talk about the irish or the native american indians. is it a lack of tolerance? is there a term for it? >> no, no, no. there's a genetic factor and an environmental factor. but the bottom line is we know how to deal with this. prevention, prevention, prevention. nine out of ten addicts started when they were teenagers. if the brain is still developing and you hijack it, you're permanently -- >> you don't like these laws legalizing marijuana? >> no, i don't. i think we need the public health community to weigh in here. so we need to be mindful, and not jump into this. >> like joe camel and that kind of stuff. >> exactly. liquor stores. liquor stores are places where people are going to abuse liquor and have easy access. >> this is too hot. the hottest topic in this country right now is gun safety. your family has been victimized. because of your family being victims, we are all victims. what is your feeling? >> it's not just the person that's killed, like my uncles. it's the whole family. so my father surv
MSNBC
Jan 17, 2013 4:00pm PST
biology and environment when it comes to this illness. >> what about the ethnic factor? we always talk about the irish or the native american indians. is it lack of tolerance? what's the terms? is there a term for it? is there legacy? >> no, no, no. there's a genetic factor and there's an environmental factor. but the bottom line is we know how to deal with this. prevention, prevention, preen. nine out of ten addicts started when they were teenagers. if the brain is still developing and you hijack it with the use of experimentation of marijuana, drugs, you're -- >> you don't like these laws legalizing marijuana. >> no, i don't. i think we need the public health community to be -- weigh in here because we already know what the liquor industry and the tobacco industry have done to our country in targeting kids. and so we need to be mindful and not rush into this -- >> like joe camel, that kind of stuff. >> exactly. joe camel. liquor stores are in places where you know that there are people who are going to abuse liquor and are going to have easy access, are going to be -- >> now that i h
MSNBC
Jan 18, 2013 2:00pm PST
a political environment to take away all our guns. the american public is largely on board with at least some of the president's agenda. in a new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll, more than half, 56%, say laws covering the sale of firearms should be stricter. so what realistically can the president do? david corn is washington bureau chief for mother jones, joy reid is managing editor of the grio.com and both are msnbc political analysts. joy, how large should he be looking? >> i think the president needs to go in with a large package obviously, but when you talk to individual lawmakers, particularly on the house side, you get the sense two things have to happen. first of all, something has to pass the senate. that theoretically could be large, but the house is going to be a much tougher sled, although i was speaking with a couple lawmakers yesterday who seemed to think parts of what the president wants could actually pass in the house. things that are pretty much noncontroversial, thing like universal background checks that even pro-gun, even pro-nra people support and there is a possibil
CNN
Jan 14, 2013 11:00am PST
restored with great care and attention to welcome students back into a peaceful and safe environment. many businesses and groups are promoting the love we have in newtown as well as fund-raising to help those in most need. neighbors here and elsewhere are reaching out to each other to provide support, services, listening ear, a shoulder to cry on. i've had the honor to meet people from similar events in aurora, columbine, and virginia tech, and hope they can teach us ways to help heal our families and town. i do not want to be someone sharing my experience and consoling another parent next time. i do not want there to be a next time. the sandy hook promises the start of our change, it is a promise we make for our community, but we need a nation of communities to join us in making and delivering on these promises if we are going to achieve true transformation. i don't know yet what these changes are, i come with no preconceived agenda. i do believe there is no quick fix single action, but instead a multitude of interlinked actions that are needed. i love newtown and i love sandy hook. my fa
CSPAN
Jan 18, 2013 8:00pm EST
, but making some judgments. you're going to have a consensus which is more typical of the urban environment. you're going to go into -- let's get back to laura. let's go back to bring the communities in and around or, colorado, what i think is an important conversation because i think you will find there is probably more consensus around the country for what we refer to as responsible common-sense gun legislation that complement's. we will also find in republican areas a lot of support for after-school programs. you will find a lot of that. so i think part of the way you get good at continuing that conversation, i would say that you dispel the cultural barriers. is very different to your reaction in montana. >> came to the staff to go fishing. as kid to my branch manager who is an avid outdoorsman and quite a political, owns a lot of guns but primarily traditional bow hunter. i said, rham emmanuel is coming. oh, my god. i've got to go hide my guns. and we left about this. they're going to love your guns. >> the secret service. >> the secret service came and they spend a lot of time. they ca
CSPAN
Jan 18, 2013 5:00pm EST
on handguns and it's a far even less regulated environment. so we take you quickly to a few studies that we've done that i think shows some very consistent patterns here with firearms of four accountability measures and the diversion of guns to criminals. the first one we published in general were ripping talf in 2009. it was a study where we took the crime done to 54 cities that had done the comprehensive trade practices, had been in place in those cities. we looked at the state down laws that in addition to that we actually did a survey of state and local law enforcement agencies to see whether what practices they engaged in with respect to the oversight of licensed gun dealers and we did some regression and all this is where we control for a number of factors including and the proximity to the other states with weak gun laws. when you look at the state having strong done the other registrations by itself and actually did not affect the diversion of guns to criminals. it was only having vose laws in concert with a practice of in those agencies audit inspections and oversight of those deal
FOX News
Jan 17, 2013 3:00am PST
of educational environment to include vocational training. it's been very successful. >>brian: general, what can the government do? specifically, where would the funds go? >> the funds really, we're not looking for that many public dollars. it only costs $3,500 per veteran per year to put them through this program. we have thousands of wounded warrior programs throughout the country. we think there needs to be a public-private partnership in reintegrating these veterans back into our communities. what we would like to happen is to, for the government to advertise our model and that it be adopted and adapted to the local communities. they figure out with veterans organizations and others on how to make it work inside their communities. we'll work with them very closely. >>brian: do you have a site people can go? >> nod.org. our chairman governor tom ridge is taupe talk to anyone any time about this program. >>brian: thank you for your service, what you did especially in afghanistan leading that invasion. lieutenant haggenbeck, thank you for joining us. next, if criminals want guns we'll get one.
CBS
Jan 19, 2013 5:00am PST
in this particular environment? >> oh, absolutely. i mean you know what we realize is we as a nation are some of the greatest people on the planet, but it happens unfortunately during crisis. we come together work things out, we roll up our sleeves whether there's a tsunami, hurricane, tornado, whatever, quake. the tragedy in newtown, the worst tragedy we've seen in our lives of little children being gunned down. we come together as a nation with the best being shown. somehow if we could keep that spirit without crisis, wow, we'd be an incredible nation. >> we're not far from the reflecting pool and we heard the words of the march on washington and the speech your father gave. what do you think about that? >> the memorial or the -- >> both actually. >> what -- you know it's all interestingly tied in, and this is what's wonderful. this year the 50th anniversary of the emancipation proclamation and the poor people's proclamation. he was trying to put together all walks of life to say let's clear the climate really for a decent way for all people. 4r5 years later we're sti
CNBC
Jan 16, 2013 6:00am EST
's the agenda. >> one what are the things you think you can do in this environment? by the way, i talked to bankers who say, you know what, i don't know if anyone's going to trust us. first of all i'm not sure anyone did historically trusted banks. >> agreed. >> and that it may never get that much better until, frankly, the economy gets better and the unemployment picture gets better. >> i would sake exception with never. i think there have been times in the past when the banker was your friend. you knew you could go down and get a loan if you needed to buy a house. you didn't worry about whether you could qualify. you worried about, you know, what house you wanted to buy. those are the types we need to get back. to frankly, banking's only one part of the financial services industry. this is a very broad, very wide industry. markets are driven based on people's confidence in their future, their willingness to invest in something they think has a better future than the current times. so earning that confidence. you know, financial advisers in our industry, professionals who work with indi
FOX News
Jan 17, 2013 6:00am PST
type of environment. >> k2 solutions is growing. >> reporter: contractors with more military-specific roles are embracing for worst case scenarios. >> wondering how are they going to survive, how they will be impacted. some are already having to take measures to lay people off. >> reporter: even though everyone is talking about march, this is a problem that is already affecting companies of all sizes right now. martha? martha: sure sounds like it. jonathan, thank you very much. bill: how about that that every glades deal. wading in the dark of the florida everglades. trying to find a python? go get them, phil. we're getting breaking developments what is happening oversees on this hostage matter. it has gone to a new level. jennifer griffin live at the pentagon what we can report what is happening there now. we'll also ask the question is al qaeda emboldened because of benghazi? john bolton, the ambassador, on that. martha: good question. plus the american pastor facing a judge now in iran because he is a christian. we're going to tell but the legal fight ahead and his run-in
CBS
Jan 14, 2013 7:00am PST
in the environment, you learn every square inch of the beautiful everglades. >> reporter: these fields of saw grass and marshy woods are also home to 68 threatend or endangered species. birds, hundreds of alligators, and something you can't see, tens of thousands of burmese pythons. the snakes are foreign predators devouring the native animals that belong here. they can eat bears, you say, even panthers? deer? >> deer, hogs, and smaller animals. >> reporter: which is why on saturday the state of florida kicked off what it calls the python challenge. a month-long snake hunt with prizes for those who catch and kill pythons. 1,000 people have signed up, most of them amateurs like sean and kate hicks of georgia. >> we have zero experience, zero hunting experience, and i've never killed anything ever. we'll see. i don't know. >> reporter: sean heard about the challenge and signed up as a christmas present for his wife. >> we brought a big 18-inch machete, knife. so -- >> reporter: do you know how to use it? >> no, never used it in my life. i assume i swing it real hard. rep
CSPAN
Jan 15, 2013 1:00pm EST
, of states has been severely injured. we need to repair that damage. now, within the interior and environment appropriations there's money for wastewater and sewer treatment projects, things that haven to be done -- have to be done. we have to provide that money. i think we have about a billion and a half dollars to do that. certainly if we september the rogers-frelinghuysen -- if we accept the rogers-frelinghuysen amendment. and this bill is whole with that amendment which we should strongly support. there's an amendment to require -- to take away mr. frelinghuysen's effort to allow a waiver on historic preservation. well, yes, it should be done. these localities don't have that kind of money. and a lot of the revenue coming into these economies is coming from tourism. they come to see historic structures. they come to see the way that many parts of the northeast were. when we were building the foundation of this country. that money should be made available in whole with federal dollars. mr. frelinghuysen's amendment is right on point. it needs to be included. so i know i'm getting to -- i'v
FOX News
Jan 14, 2013 3:00am PST
environment and we're willing to take what measures are necessary to make that happen. >> gretchen: the move is legal under the state's concealed carry law. >> steve: talk about a hero's welcome home. [ laughter ] >> steve: that's terrific. a very happy reunion between this army soldier and his dog after he spent a year in afghanistan. his dog, jasmine, didn't forget who he was and she can't contain her excitement. the video was posted to the armed forces site, welcome home blog.com and has been reposted all across the internet. that is absolutely beautiful. >> peter: terrific. >> steve: meanwhile, a tale of two temperatures. warm here in the northeast and a rare winter blast out west. our own maria molina has been tracking it all morning long, trying to explain why it's 50 degrees right now in new york city. >> yes. very strange. good morning. good morning, everybody. we actual lea is a big dip in the jet stream out west. that's really the reason why we're looking at all of that cold air across the western two-thirds of the country. that's allowing all of that cold air from canada to sink s
MSNBC
Jan 17, 2013 3:00am PST
proportionally because it was a real working-class environment which i grew up. so you didn't have mounds of food on your plate. and there were no snacks in our house. we didn't have potato chips or cookies. my mother would bake cookies once a week and then you'd have them as a treat. it was a whole different eating plan even though we were knocking back cokes all day long. >> with all due respect, i've heard this from joe, that's great that you ran all day. wonderful. that about the kids over the past 10, 20, 30 years who drank five cokes a day and didn't do that. >> is that coke's fault? that's the question. >> actually, it's part of a bigger problem just like the gun debate, okay? >> look, i have friends at coca-cola and friends at most of the soft drink companies. i think you've got to give them credit for at least putting this out there and saying obesity is an issue in america, and calories do count, and we're now talking about it as a result of them doing that. and it probably will generate some kind of a dialogue. >> i'll give them credit skeptically because i think they're covering thems
CSPAN
Jan 16, 2013 1:00pm EST
. frankly we need legislation that makes it a crime. unsafe environment, those kind of things, but is that really getting at the particular issue? i don't think it does. and sometimes they have to be able to be creative to do that. in a regard to domestic violence. absolutely. here's what we could do with that. first of all, and forgive me for saying the obvious, but nix is a wonderful thing. i'm sorry, ncic. they're both wonderful things. but ncic is a wonderful thing but anything with a serial number goes in there, too like a toaster, if you have one. it's not necessarily a go-to database. i think you're right on and i think that those people should go into the nix system right away and i think that what we need is then funding for crisis teams. because a lot of times, and even when guns and often is the case are not involved but someone needs some help and an officer rolls up at 3:00 in the morning and they are very limited in the resources that are available to them. if there is funding for properly trained crisis intervention people, there we go. now we got something. no
CSPAN
Jan 18, 2013 2:00pm EST
of law and having order and creating an environment where people can thrive because there is that order. but also understanding we live in a globe where we should be the leaders and have to interact. that's where our children's future are is being a part of this global economy. that's not something we can easily avoid, it's there. caller: i'm a city worker and right now i see that new york services for the mentally ill are being sabotaged because of the union and pensions. i just want to know why pensions are being blamed for everything. i play -- pay into my own pension. host: do you have a question or is that a statement? caller: why are pensions being blamed for the budget problems. when you pay into your -- host: thanks for the call. guest: it is just a reality. when you look at budgets and obligations there is no doubt there are some areas and some places where we've over extended our obligations. we have promised too much. you have people who have made commitments and cities and companies have made commitments that they cannot meet. that is a mathematical issue. what can we afford
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